August 1, 2013

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



Digital Rochester Announces 2013 GREAT Awards Finalists

Rochester, NY - Digital Rochester has announced the finalists for the third annual GREAT (Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievements in Technology) Awards program to be held on September 10, 2013, at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. The awards program recognizes and celebrates the Greater Rochester community's entrepreneurial spirit in technological achievement by highlighting the organizations and individuals that are on the cutting edge of technological innovation and implementation.


Nominations were received for eight award categories and narrowed to 23 finalists. The winner of each category will be announced at the awards dinner on September 10.



Communication Technology Award (sponsored by Entre Computer Services)

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle - Rochester, NY

Greater Rochester Enterprise - Rochester, NY

Post Central - Rochester, NY


Going Green Award (sponsored by Maven Technologies)

Bioworks, Inc. - Victor, NY

Pro-Tech Manufacturing - Rochester, NY

Healthcare Technology Award (sponsored by Roberts Wesleyan College)

Clerisy Corporation - Rochester, NY

equaTEK Interactive, Inc. - Rochester, NY

Uiversity of Rochester Medical Center - Rochester, NY


Technology Services Award  

OffsiteDataSync - Rochester, NY

Profit Strategies, Inc. - Rochester, NY

Skillsoft - Rochester, NY


Optics, Photonics and Imaging Technology Award

Carestream Health - Rochester, NY

Lumetrics - Rochester, NY

Sydor Instruments - Rochester, NY


Student Achievement Award (sponsored by Pharos Systems)

Eric Irish - RIT

Emily Wozniak - University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music

Jingjia Xu - RIT


Visionary Leadership Award (sponsored by Superior Group)

Bob Titus, Partner, Innovative Solutions - Rochester, NY

Eric Rorapaugh, Owner, & Kristin Rorapaugh, CEO, SMP - West Henrietta, NY

Frank Wojcik, Assoc. Provost for Library, Information, and Technology Services, The College at Brockport - Brockport, NY


Rising Star Award (sponsored by Greater Rochester Enterprise)

All Access, LLC - Rochester, NY

Bitnetix - Rochester, NY
Pro-Tech Manufacturing, Inc. - Rochester, NY


Tickets are $110 for Digital Rochester Members, $125 for non-members and may be purchased online. Half and full table discount pricing is also available. Attendees will enjoy an exhibitor showcase featuring some of Rochester's top technology companies before the dinner and awards presentation. The exhibitor showcase will include a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. 


For information on event sponsorship and participation in the exhibitor showcase, please call Lisa Doerner, Executive Director, Digital Rochester, at (585) 330-9797 or visit



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